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African Sexualities

Earth Grab A Reader
Sylvia Tamale
A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It uses research, life stories and artistic expression to examine dominant and deviant sexualities, and investigate the intersections between sex, power, masculinities and femininities
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Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya

From Citizen to Refugee Horace Campbell
In this elegantly written and incisive account, scholar Horace Campbell investigates the political and economic crises of the early twenty-first century through the prism of NATO's intervention in Libya.
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Queer African Reader

Demystifying Aid Edited by Sokari Ekine, Hakima Abbas
A diverse collection of writing from across the continent exploring African LGBTI liberation: identity, tactics for activism, international solidarity, homophobia and global politics, religion and culture, and intersections with social justice movements. A richness of voices, a multiplicity of discourses, a quiverful of arguments. African queers writing for each other, theorising ourselves, making our ...more
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China and Angola

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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

To Cook a ContinentWalter Rodney
Rodney shows how the imperial countries of Europe, and subsequently the US, bear major responsibility for impoverishing Africa. They have been joined in this exploitation by agents or unwitting accomplices both in the North and in Africa.
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Emerging Powers Digest: 14th Edition, 5 December 2014

In today’s newsletter the Emerging Powers project announces a call for grant applications; gives a summary of Zuma's travels to China and the signing of the 5-10 Year Framework on Cooperation between the two countries; highlights Ethiopia's budding textile industry and relations with China; India's growing investment presence in Africa; militarization of the continent by the emerging actors. The news digest also provides analyses and news reports on China's evolving foreign policy and diplomatic relations. Read these and other news items in this week's edition of the Emerging Powers in Africa news digest.

Call for Grant Proposals

The Emerging Powers in Africa Project is issuing a call for grant proposals. The grants are aimed at examining the political, economic, social and cultural impact of the emerging powers footprint in Africa. The grant is specifically related to empowering civil society actors in gaining the appropriate knowledge and developing the necessary tools to articulate an informed perspective on the emerging powers in Africa and the corresponding impact.

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AU MONITOR

This site has been established by Fahamu to provide regular feedback to African civil society organisations on what is happening with the African Union.

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announcements

African Higher Education Summit: Revitalizing higher education for Africa’s future

2015-02-27, Issue 716

The Summit in Dakar, Senegal, March 10-12, 2015 seeks to build a movement of like-minded institutions to transform the African higher education sector.

Call for papers

2015-02-05, Issue 715

International Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental Ethics: Implications for Peace-building and Sustainable Development: 28-30 April 2015, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Special Issue: Where next for the Millenuim Development Goals?

African perspectives on the Post-2015 development agenda process

2015-02-05, Issue 715

Pambazuka News invites articles on the evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals and the question of the post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa to help readers make sense of the debate in order to influence the UN’s construction of a Post-2015 Development with Africa as an active partner.

Join Mapinduzi Afrika!

2015-02-12, Issue 715

Fahamu has launched Mapinduzi Afrika Mailing List for progressive individuals and groups throughout the pan-African world to share their thoughts, experiences, events, strategies, struggles, opportunities and updates in the ongoing efforts to destroy entrenched oppressive, anti-people systems. Sign up!

African Journalist Study Programme: Workshop in Nairobi 2015

A call for applications

2015-01-15, Issue 714

The Fahamu Emerging Powers in Africa project will be conducting a three-day Journalist capacity building workshop in Nairobi. The workshop seeks to strengthen the voice of African media on investigating and reporting the impact that emerging actors (including China, India, Brazil, South Korea and Turkey) have on Africa’s external engagements and development landscape.

Toward the 8th Pan-African Congress, Accra, Ghana

2015-01-21, Issue 714

The Local Organising Committee of the 8th Pan African Congress, Accra, Ghana wishes to inform the Pan African world that the 8th PAC will be held in Accra, 4 – 7 March, 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Pan-African organisations and Pan-Africanists who are interested in participating in the 8th Pan African Congress may contact Mr. Kwasi Adu on: kwasi.adu@outlook.com For further information, interested participants should also visit the 8th PAC website at: www.8panafcongress.com where registration can be done online. Other relevant information about the Congress will be published online on a regular basis. Kwesi Pratt Jnr. Chairman Local Organising Committee

Special Issue: Oppressions are interlinked in Africa - Can intersectionality be a political tool to inspire social justice organising?

2015-01-27, Issue 713

Pambazuka News invites articles on the question of oppression in Africa to help readers make sense of the need to be critical in analysing the connectedness of African struggles and to reflect on the role this intersectionality can play in building collaboration in speaking truth to power in Africa.

Call for application as researcher/research team

Monitoring of Compliance and Implementation of African Union Policy Standards and Legal Instruments by Kenya

2015-01-15, Issue 713

Fahamu, on behalf of the SOTU coalition, is seeking to engage a consultant researcher or team of researchers to conduct an assessment in Kenya to determine the level of compliance with and implementation of key AU legal instruments and policy standards and the impact of their implementation on citizens’ quality of life.

IRRI Rights in Exile Newsletter

2015-02-06, Issue 712

The November issue of the International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter (formerly the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter) is out. Find the full newsletter here.

Understanding the Emerging Powers Footprint in Africa: A Civil Society Perspective and Guideline

Calling applicants

2015-01-08, Issue 708

The Emerging Powers Programme based in Fahamu is offering a one-week course -- in Nairobi -- analyzing the footprint of Africa’s engagements with emerging powers from the Global South. The course provides a unique opportunity for civil society practitioners (in particular activists, community based leaders, undergraduate and postgraduate students, commentators, journalists and trade unionists) to unpack and debate the nature of the relationship between Africa’s regional economic communities and key actors from the Global South. The course is designed to provide insights into the linkages and influences these emerging powers have had on the “Africa Rising” narrative and the continent’s integration into the international system. 15 sponsored places are available for applicants for this course that intends to strengthen civil society's understanding of and engagement with Global South nations whose presence is growing in Africa. Follow the link below for more details on the workshop and how to apply. Understanding the Emerging Powers Footprint in Africa: A Civil Society Perspective and Guideline - See more at: http://www.fahamu.org/node/1261#sthash.QFbhx548.dpuf Deadline: 15 January 2015

Call for papers: Towards the 8th Pan African Congress

2014-12-18, Issue 707

The 8th Pan African Congress has been rescheduled to March 2015. Writers, researchers, academics and everyone else interested are invited to send in articles covering a broad range of themes.

Call for Grant Proposals

2014-12-04, Issue 706

The Emerging Powers in Africa Project is issuing a call for grant proposals. The grants are aimed at examining the political, economic, social and cultural impact of the emerging powers footprint in Africa. The grant is specifically related to empowering civil society actors in gaining the appropriate knowledge and developing the necessary tools to articulate an informed perspective on the emerging powers in Africa and the corresponding impact. Click here for details.

Call for Proposals

Strengthening Cameroonian Citizen’s Participation in Policy Development, Implementation and Monitoring within the African Union

2014-11-13, Issue 702

This call for proposals is open to NGOs, CSOs, NGO networks and social movements who seek to popularize, monitor and advocate for the ratification of key African Union legal instruments and implementation of policy standards in Cameroon. Find details in English here. The French version is here. For Proposal Application documents and other details, go here.

Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter

2014-11-06, Issue 701

The November issue of the International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter (formerly the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter) is out. Find the full newsletter here.

Special Issue: Transition Justice in Africa - Challenging contemporary knowledge, narratives and praxis

2014-09-22, Issue 699

Pambazuka News invites articles on the question of Transitional Justice in Africa to help readers make sense of the debate in order to effectively play their roles as citizens of Africa.

Follow a Pan African Conversation on Transitional Justice!

2014-10-03, Issue 696

The Transitional Justice Tafakari Forum Date: 6-10th October 2014 Venue: Kampala Theme: Towards a self sustaining Transitional Justice in Africa Fahamu in its efforts to create spaces for dialogue and debate to amplify Africa-centred voices, perspectives and solutions has partnered with Refugee Law Project, a Uganda based organisation to organise a dialogical space for conversation and reflection on the complexities of the current transitional justice policies and processes in addressing the concerns of post-conflict societies in Africa. The forum brings together representatives from the Civil Society, legal scholars/practitioners, researchers, anthropologists, economists, sociologists and activists working with communities that have been victims of collective violence from Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. The Tafakari Forum happening on the 6-7th October 2014, at At Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda followed by an Oral History Tour in Northern Uganda on the 8-9th, 2014. It aims at realising the following: • Advance on the ongoing critical analysis of Transitional Justice mechanisms in Africa to unearth their complexities, contestations and contradictions in promoting accountability for past atrocities, justice for victims of violence and reconciliation; • Deriving of context-based action points in promoting self-sustaining Transitional Justice processes that are considerate of the African realities and contexts. You can follow the conversations on Twitter #TransitionInAfrica and on live streaming at http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/19024495 and engage in this crucial Pan Africa dialogue.

Save the date: Raising Her Voice Report Launch

2014-09-18, Issue 694

Oxfam, Fahamu and the State of the Union Coalition (SOTU) have pleasure in inviting you to a breakfast celebrating the of the forst country report under the Raising Her Voice project analysing the implementation in Kenya of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. Please save the date in your diary. Further information will follow shortly. Please contact Moreen Majiwa: e-mail: mmajiwa@oxfam.org.uk tel: 0700932170 with any queries in the meantime. WHEN 30 September 2014 WHERE Villa Rosa Kempinski, Chiromo Rd. Nairobi, Kenya TIME 8.00AM -11.30AM

MASTER OF ARTS IN MIGRATION & DISPLACEMENT

2014-09-11, Issue 693

The African Centre for Migration & Society, at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, invites applications for an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Migration & Displacement at the continent’s leading academic institution on migration. Based in the School of Social Sciences, the African Centre for Migration & Society) is an interdisciplinary, internationally engaged and Africa-based centre that shapes global discourse on human mobility and social transformation. Our MA in Migration & Displacement encompasses public health, political science, sociology, urban planning, development studies and other disciplines. ACMS enrols a maximum of 20 students each year and limited tuition scholarships are granted. Please visit http://www.wits.ac.za/prospective to APPLY ONLINE For more information: teaching@migration.org.za or visit www.migration.org.za Closing date: 30 September 2014

2014 African Grantmakers Network assembly - Accra, Ghana

2014-08-07, Issue 691

The African Grantmakers Network (AGN) invites you to the Third Biennial Assembly to be held in Accra, Ghana on 17th - 19th November 2014 and hosted by the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF). It will bring together leaders in philanthropy to discuss actions that will contribute to and sustain the growth of African economies through philanthropy development. Click here for details.

Call for participation to the 8th Pan African Congress

2014-07-10, Issue 689

The next Pan African Congress will be held in four months time. Nations, organizations and individuals from around the Pan African world are invited to offer support prepare for this event

The 8th Pan African Congress: Pre-Congress meeting of the North American Delegation

2014-07-31, Issue 689

The goal of the Pre-congress meeting is to mobilize Pan African organizations and activists in North America to organize and engage in the process leading up to the 8th Pan African Congress to be held in Ghana in November

Understanding the Emerging Powers Footprint in Africa: A Civil Society Perspective and Guideline

Online course

2014-07-03, Issue 688

Ten sponsored places are available for applicants for this course that intends to strengthen civil society's understanding of and engagement with Global South nations whose presence is growing in Africa

PAMBAZUKA NEWS: Call for volunteer translators

2014-03-20, Issue 688

Pambazuka News needs volunteers to translate articles. Published weekly in English and French, and every 15 days in Portuguese, our electronic newsletter sometimes translates articles from one language to another. Through this, we aim to break down language barriers, give more audience to relevant analysis for our contributors and encourage exchanges between linguistic communities in Africa and around the world. In this Pambazuka is unique. To deal with our increasing translation needs, we are looking for volunteers to strengthen our team of volunteer translators who assist us in this task and contribute to what Pambazuka is. We engage to sign all translated articles with the name of their authors. If you are a student or professional translator, we are counting on you. Write to the editors at the following address: editor@pambazuka.org

PAMBAZUKA SPECIAL: When will peace be created for the people of the DRC?

2014-06-05, Issue 687

The special issue on the DRC seeks to expose not only the realities of war that continue to have a traumatic and tragic impact on the lives of those directly affected, but also to address the complex realities and issues that the Congolese have faced in the past since the assassination of its valiant leader, Patrice Lumumba

KENYA: Invitation to a book launch

2014-06-26, Issue 684

‘Global NATO and the catastrophic failure in Libya’ by Horace Campbell DATE AND TIME: Friday, 27 June, 2014 at 5.00pm VENUE: The Professional Centre, Parliament Rd, Nairobi ‘Meticulously researched and documented, Horace Campbell’s analysis convincingly connects the dots between NATO’s botched criminal operation in Libya, the global capitalist crisis, and the Western project for the recolonization of Africa. An essential handbook for Pan-Africanists and for the international peace and justice movement’. Norman Girvan, Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies. A regular and long-time contributor to Pambazuka News, Horace Campbell holds a joint professorship in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University.

Call for articles: Africa and its diaspora in migration dynamics

2014-04-17, Issue 680

Pambazuka News proposes to address migration dynamics in a special issue in late June. Analysis may include historical, cultural, economic, psychological, developmental, social, legal and political dimensions of this age-old phenomenon.

PAMBAZUKA SPECIAL ISSUE: Africa in 50 years time – inventing a new Africa

2014-03-13, Issue 678

What kind of Africa do women, youth, trade union activists, environmentalists, human rights, LBGTI and sex worker activists envision? What are the dreams of African writers, poets, scientists, engineers, agronomists, musicians for the continent in 50 years time? Pambazuka would like to hear from you.

May 2014 Issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid newsletter

2014-05-08, Issue 677

The May 2014 issue of the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter is now available: http://frlan.tumblr.com/post/84538357477/may-2014 Please help us distribute it, and consider contributing in the future. You can also like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter!

AFRICAN ODYSSEYS AT BFI SOUTHBANK, APRIL – JUNE 2014

FEATURING LIVELY Q&As WITH THE FILMMAKERS FOLLOWING EACH SCREENING

2014-04-10, Issue 674

The forthcoming African Odysseys programme will feature screenings of inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, followed by question and answer sessions with the film directors

RWANDA: 20 years after the genocide: A call for articles

2014-02-13, Issue 673

How has Rwanda fared in the past two decades since the 1994 genocide? And what does the future hold for this nation of 11 million people? Pambazuka News invites articles for a special issue to be published in April

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